A full-length, endearing novel by Gail Carson Levine
she was born, Ella is accidently cursed by a fairy named Lucinda.
Hers is the "gift" of obedience. Whatever anyone tells
her to do, Ella must obey.
think that would devastate the feisty Ella, but as she tells
her story, you will see how Lucinda's curse made a rebel of
her. When her beloved mother dies, leaving her in the care of
a mostly uninterested father, and later, a loathsome stepmother
and two treacherous stepsisters, Ella's life and well-being
seem to be greatly endangered. In Ella
Enchanted she will tell you how she used her intelligence
and frisky nature to keep her balanced as she sets out on a
quest for freedom and self-discovery.
will happen as she tries to track down Lucinda and get her to
undo the curse? Will she explain how she handles ogres she meets,
how she befriends elves, and of course, how she falls in love
with a prince along the way? Will there be a pumpkin coach?
A glass slipper? A happily ever after?
agree that this is the most remarkable, delightful, and profound
version of Cinderella you've ever written.
38-page unit collection for the three Cinderella books are perfect
for lesson planning,
handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard!
Wings Activity Guide for Ella
If I Had Been Cinderella,
Draggin' in Magical Vocabuly,
Fairy Tale Creature Logic,
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools,
Drawing Fairy Tale Creatures from Descriptions,
Is Ella Enchanted a Fairy Tale?
Too Much of a Good Thing: Choices and Consequences,
Writing a Readers' Theater Script,
Figurative Language and Language Master,
Map of Kyrria,
Kyrrian Map Math,
What's Magical About Apostrophes,
A Drawn Out Tale,
The Leadership of a Servant,
Writing Prompts Across the Writing Spectrum,
How would the
Cinderella story be different if she had lived in Persia?
The setting of the story is its roots! Change the roots, and
you have change how the characters live, what they value, and how
they solve problems. This story proves that Cinderella can
adapt to any setting!*
Unit for The
Persian Cinderella includes:
Multiple Choice: A New Setting;
Multiple Choice: A Cinderella Comparison;
Fairy Tale Factory;
Factory Built Fairy Tales (Writing Plan);
Fairy Tale Factory Story Mapping (Writing Plan);
Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave
by Marianna Mayer
Russian Cinderella stays true to the Cinderella tradition, but the
witch is even move vicious and evil than ever and the heroine is
even more sweet, kind, and patient with her plight.
As Bruno Bettelheim points out in his book,
Uses of Enchantment The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales,
children who experience fairy tales at an
early age form a clear understanding of good and evil. There's no
gray area in well written fairy tales! Be sure to see the C.S.
Lewis Quotes on Fairy Tales as well.
Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave include:
Is It a Fairy Tale?
Fairy Tale Trio Quilt;
Vocabulary: Fairly Easy Fairy Words;
That Special Little Voice, A Cooperative Survey;
Who, What, Where, When, Why?
What Really Happened?
Enchanted Movie VIDEO
Tales Around the World
Around the World
Godmother's Assistant A Readers Theater
Uses of Enchantment The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales
GREAT Cinderella Story:
by Diane Stanely
Kids Wings Favorite!
up in the ripples of war, pride, and family confilct, Bella and
Prince Julian are swept into a magical adventure that once again
proves God is beside us, bringing courage, guidance, and miracles
to those who believe.